Health concepts in Chinese Medicine
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The health concepts of Chinese medicine include the holistic view of unison between man and universe, the harmonious unity of fusion of shape and soul, the people-oriented view of values and the balance of qi-blood-yin-yang in the human body.
The course also touches on the characteristics and advantages of TCM for maintaining health. It consists of prevention, emotion regulation and to pay great attention to Upright Qi and obeying nature.
The course starts of with explaining the history of Chinese medicine from 5th century B.C. to 16thcentury A.D. It then goes on to explain the basic Chinese Medicine theories and how to apply the basic Chinese Medicine theories (i.e. balance between Yin and Yang and the interaction among organs) to restore a healthy condition. This course is helpful in trying to give you a lead up on how traditional Chinese medicine works and to check if you are interested in the field of study. However, this course is conducted by a lecturer from Hong Kong. There is a tendency for him to speak with a slang. It might take a while to understand what he is trying to say.
Personally, I find the course easy to understand as the concepts are broken down into short videos with subtitles alongside with supplementary reading materials and quizzes at the end of each lesson to review one’s learning process.
I find the course useful as it has taught me on the basic approaches using Chinese medicine, the different uses of Chinese herbs and the comparison between Chinese medicine and Modern medicine.
The course is relevant to me as it helps to bridge the gap between my understanding of Chinese medicine and Modern medicine.
However, the downside of this course is that it does not give insights on the different techniques used in Chinese medicine such as cupping and acupuncture.